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Starwood points are the highest mileage currency out there. With being able to stay at the Dead Sea for only 3000 points during a week day and only 2000 points on a Friday night they are really awesome. They also have ability to transfer to over 25 different airlines at a 1:1 ratio, but every 20,000 your transfer you get 25,000 (an extra 5,000 for every 20,000 you transfer). Some transfers both names need to match and some only last names. The best is when you can transfer to a different person completely too really make your miles flexible. Also a big problem with these points is that it could take a long time to transfer. So below, we will try to make a chart of, do the names need to match and how long the transfers take.

DATA:

SPG - Transferring from SPG account to another requires the same mailing address on both accounts for at least 30 days. (i.e. this works for spouses). Takes about 5-10 days to transfer.

Aegean -

Aeromexico Club Premier -

Aeroplan - Names don't need to match. - Usually takes about a day and half to 2 days to transfer.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - First and Last names need to match. - Takes two business days.

Alitalia MilleMiglia -

American Airlines - Only last name needs to match. - Transfer usually takes a day. Sometime can take 2 days if you transfer it late in the day.   

Asia Miles

China Eastern

Delta - Transfers post 2 days later - If First and last names dont match then transfer wont go through (Not sure if different first name and same last name works)

Emirates Skywards

Etihad Airways - Last names need to match. Takes about a week to transfer.

Flying Blue- Requested Wednesday, transfer completed following Tuesday (names matched)

JAL - Both names need to match. Can take upto 3 weeks to transfer.

Korean -

LAN Airlines -
                                         
Miles and More/LH/Lufthansa - It's been taking forever recently 3-4 days
Last name matching will go through (even if first name doesn't).

Singapore Airlines -

United Airlines -

US Airways - Names don't need to match. - Most transfers go through the next day. Some might take an extra day.

Virgin Atlantic -

Virgin America -

Virgin Australia -

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #720 on: January 06, 2017, 07:58:43 AM »
SPG transfer bonus to Cathay Asia Miles. 20k=32.5k. This is coded on Cathay system not into the initial transfer. Valid till end of February, 2017.

http://m.e.asiamiles.com/webApp/HotelPointConversionDec2016_en?#sections1

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #721 on: January 06, 2017, 08:34:51 AM »
SPG transfer bonus to Cathay Asia Miles. 20k=32.5k. This is coded on Cathay system not into the initial transfer. Valid till end of February, 2017.

http://m.e.asiamiles.com/webApp/HotelPointConversionDec2016_en?#sections1
The "Convert Hotel Points and Get 30% More Miles Promotion" (the "Promotion") is valid from 1 December 2016 (00:00 GMT+8) to 31 December 2016 (until 23:59 GMT+8) for phase 1, and from 1 January 2017 (00:00 GMT+8) to 28 February 2017 (until 23:59 GMT+8) for phase 2, based on points conversion date, both dates inclusive ("Promotion Period").
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #722 on: January 17, 2017, 01:45:56 PM »
Need some advice. After using SPG cards as my main everyday spend cards for personal and business for a few years, I have a stash of a few hundred thousand. (No, I am not selling, please don't PM.) I am switching my main spending to MR cards now and want to cash out all my starpoints. What's the best bang for my buck?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #723 on: January 17, 2017, 02:06:10 PM »
Need some advice. After using SPG cards as my main everyday spend cards for personal and business for a few years, I have a stash of a few hundred thousand. (No, I am not selling, please don't PM.) I am switching my main spending to MR cards now and want to cash out all my starpoints. What's the best bang for my buck?
What's ur goal? Cash? If so why aren't you selling? Personal use? The best bang for your buck is to use them on promotions. JetBlue mosaic status for one, or when u need to redeem it for a hotel.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #724 on: January 17, 2017, 02:09:02 PM »
What's ur goal? Cash? If so why aren't you selling? Personal use? The best bang for your buck is to use them on promotions. JetBlue mosaic status for one, or when u need to redeem it for a hotel.
how do you use spg points to get mosaic?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #725 on: January 17, 2017, 02:09:40 PM »
Need some advice. After using SPG cards as my main everyday spend cards for personal and business for a few years, I have a stash of a few hundred thousand. (No, I am not selling, please don't PM.) I am switching my main spending to MR cards now and want to cash out all my starpoints. What's the best bang for my buck?
best bang for your buck would have been to transfer to virgin and then to alaska

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #726 on: January 17, 2017, 02:10:46 PM »
how do you use spg points to get mosaic?
Time sensitive promotions. Obviously can't do it anymore. But that's my point. That the best redemption is for different promotions

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #727 on: January 17, 2017, 02:13:51 PM »
best bang for your buck would have been to transfer to virgin and then to alaska

Thanks. I read that MS post and was tempted, but Dan's maskana was that he doesn't trust AS not to deval.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #728 on: January 17, 2017, 04:48:36 PM »
Thanks. I read that MS post and was tempted, but Dan's maskana was that he doesn't trust AS not to deval.
When you have a couple hundred K you can offer to drop 100K on alaska even with the risk, given the great value AS currently offers.
Dan also says that he thinks AS learned their lesson and will give noticed.
I still think you should xfer ~80 to AS

The rest, depends how you want to use them

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #729 on: March 07, 2017, 09:56:47 PM »
Anyone try transferring to non-matching JAL account recently?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #730 on: March 08, 2017, 03:26:49 AM »
Anyone try transferring to non-matching JAL account recently?
Did non-matching previously work?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #731 on: March 29, 2017, 01:09:47 PM »
is the wiki accurate with transfer between spg accounts, or was it sped up since?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #732 on: April 03, 2017, 09:35:56 AM »
how may days from spg to aeroplan currently?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #733 on: April 05, 2017, 01:01:36 PM »
any recent DP's on how long it took to transfer to Aegean?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #734 on: April 06, 2017, 08:17:10 AM »
any recent DP's on how long it took to transfer to Aegean?
Took me 7 days

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #735 on: April 06, 2017, 08:17:45 AM »
how may days from spg to aeroplan currently?
A week

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #736 on: May 01, 2017, 10:08:59 AM »
Took 3 days to transfer to JAL. requested on Thursday by Monday AM it was in the account.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #737 on: May 10, 2017, 01:19:09 PM »
For SPG > Marriot transfer, does address need to match? Didn't see this in Wiki. TIA

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #738 on: May 10, 2017, 01:20:20 PM »
For SPG > Marriot transfer, does address need to match? Didn't see this in Wiki. TIA
As long as the accounts are linked it shouldn't matter.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #739 on: May 10, 2017, 01:27:14 PM »
As long as the accounts are linked it shouldn't matter.
So I need some more marriot for a redemption and don't have SPG atm. My SPG is already linked and I want to borrow SPG from a friend. Can I delink mine and link his, or just link his? Would any of that work?